University of East Anglia, UK introduces MA in Medical & Health Humanities

  • This one-year Master’s programme for culturally competent healthcare professionals aims to bridge the gap between Medicine and Humanities

The University of East Anglia introduces MA in Medical and Health Humanities, a new Postgraduate Programme under the aegis of the Norwich Medical School. This programme is aimed at bridging the gap between medicine, health sciences, and the humanities, offering a unique and holistic approach to understanding health and healthcare from diverse cultural perspectives.

The Masters in Medical and Health Humanities course will offer creative and practice-based learning while exploring health as a holistic and culturally embedded experience. It is designed for students with a background in Humanities, Social Science, Medicine, and Professional Health related subject fields who are keen to explore the relationship between medicine, health, and society through a humanistic lens. It will challenge students to think critically and philosophically about what it means to be a healthcare professional in contemporary times.

This programme will also offer students to have the opportunity to engage in critical discussions, interdisciplinary research, and experiential learning, allowing them to develop a well-rounded understanding of health care from multiple perspectives. The unique aspect of this curriculum is that it offers a platform for students to engage in cross-cultural dialogues, explore diverse health care systems, and understand the cultural nuances of it in different countries. This will enable students to develop a global perspective on healthcare and become culturally competent practitioners of the field, capable of navigating the complexities of it in diverse settings.

During the course duration, students will also have access to resources and faculty expertise at the campus, research, and innovation in healthcare education. This programme will provide students with a supportive and inclusive learning environment, fostering critical thinking, collaboration, and personal growth. It will also offer a wide range of new-age job opportunities in healthcare, academia, publishing, media, and cultural institutions.

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